Discussion in 'AFC: Tournaments' started by Txtriathlete, Jun 6, 2012.
haha...Uzbekistan should fire their coach. 1-1 against Lebanon..
Frustrating to think of Qatar finishing 2nd or 3rd...
bite your tongue
FT: Leb 1-1 Uzb
what d hell is dis referee?
Really wonder what they thought they could accomplish. They killed their chances. Why fire a coach that beat the Asian champions and finished first in the group.
Lebanon 1 - Uzbekistan 1
This is what happens when you get emotional after one loss and fire a winning coach in the middle of a World cup qualifying campaign - you shoot yourself in the foot.
Not the most favorable start by the Uzbeks. If they had the clinical ability to score on the chances they created (they created numerous against both Iran and Lebanon) they could have had six points at this stage, but if you cant finish your chanses and take those vital points then you will not get far.
The sacking of Abramov was one giant mistake as well.
Lebanon 1 - 1 Uzbekistan FT.
bad result for both teams, especially Lebanon, these were their two most winnable games but they only got a point.. could see Lebanon not getting another tbh... the real winner here are Qatar. I think Uzbekistan's hopes of direct qualification are really deminishing, especially if they can't find a goalscorer... I think it will be Qatar & Uzbekistan to fight it out for third spot...
same old uzbekistan
Amazing goal scored by Lebanon. But the people saying the referee is one sided are right, he had a pretty bad performance and most of his calls went for Lebanon (coming from a neutral fan). I'm surprised they even chose him after the Al Arabi-Ittihad game in the ACL.
Uzb shouldn't have fired their coach. And they shouldn't be playing Geynrikh until he moves to a better team.
Poor management decision to fire the coach who had done so much good for the team. That loss was no fault of the coach; I thought his team performed well without many of their starters. Iran has lost or tied many games that she deserved to win. I am afraid the Uzbak team may fall apart. The Uzbek football federation would be better off to come out and apologize to the coach and bring him back.
Has anyone noticed how out of shape Lebanon's keeper is? He looks like a sumo wrestler. But surprisingly, he is actually good.
They could become more dangerous now though.
But good score line for Iran at this point.
The key for Uzbekistan at this point, is to stop at nothing to gather 4-6 points from their encounters with Qatar. From South Korea they will get max one, same goes for the return match against Iran. imo
And they need to obviously win against Lebanon at home, but that goes without saying.
Their chances of direct qualification does look rather slim, but on the other hand we are still in early stage of this round so it can turn around. However they have tough matches awaiting them and if their trend of not being able to put the ball in the damn net, then they are not going anywhere. Not even play-off.
the key for o'zbekiston is to gain 6 points from iran in tehran and south korea in tashkent. if they cannot do that they dont deserve anything.
any team that settles for fighting for third spot should go back home and drink goat milk. for brazil world cup, top two is only hope.
Their chances against Qatar are better imo. In fact if memory serves me right they beat you comfortably 2-0 last year in Asian Cup. Though Im not saying that will definitely happen, but imo those matches are absolute key.
But they will be looking to win against South Korea and Iran too, no doubt about that.
o'zbekiston is in deep shit. getting points against qatar will get them nowhere. they need to win against iran and south korea aswell. and they can, they have the team that can win against any asian country. so if they dont do that they dont deserve anything.
Why, oh why Uzbekistan?!
This is really beginning to get old now, they've put themselves in a tight spot really early on when they looked like securing 6 points and giving us a new qualifier.
I wonder if Qatar can get a result against Korea, now that would make things interesting...
Yes I would agree with that. If they want to be in top 2 they definetely need to win against Iran and South Korea too.
If they end up third I still think they have some what of a chance, but not a big one.
They did. But both teams have changed, and have different coaches. The Uzbekistan presently don't look like the Uzbekistan back in the 2011 Asian Cup. At the moment, I think it's still 50/50 between Uzbekistan and Qatar, but it'll be easier to judge after next week's qualifiers.
In the end what could be Uzbekistan's downfall is their irrational coach change, and lack of a decent clinical finisher. I also happen to think that it is a 50/50 affair.
which they can easily do. my o'zbek brothers shouldnt give up believing..... in irans game they pounded iran but missed chances and the japanese referee didnt count a goal for them. lebanon is difficult place for every team and even iran and south korea have a good chance of dropping points there. if o'zbek can beat japan they can beat anyone and i think they will plan for revenge against iran.
i also think o'zbekiston is the kind that plays better against bigger teams. they are caught out by underdog teams that park the bus and defend. but with big teams like japan and south korea that play open football , o'zbeks do better.
lmao I'm reading the old Group A thread and just lmfaooo @ the two qataris and their predictions/wishes. This was Doha's prediction a couple months back:
They can do it, but it most certainly will not come easily. I for one think the match picture in the return leg in Azadi wont remotely resemble what we saw in Tashkent. With Dejagah and Shojaei returning...
Plus we used a new expiremental formation in Tashkent, which Quieroz realises was sh*t.
And South Korea are gonna be aiming for at least a draw, preferrably a win in Tashkent. Uzbekistan can win against both, but it will be anything but easy.
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